Elementary schools and children’s authors once again invade the SF Main Library for the first day of Kidquake, local bookstores host visiting authors Kathleen Kent, Linda Gordon, and award-winning chef John Besh, and Amy Tan receives Litquake’s Barbary Coast Award in a star-studded tribute at Herbst Theatre!
- 10 am-12 noon: Kidquake FULL
- 6 pm: John Besh, author of My New Orleans: The Cookbook
- 7 pm: Kathleen Kent, author of The Heretic’s Daughter
- 7-8:30 pm: Fred Rosenbaum, author of Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews and the San Francisco Bay Area FULL
- 7:30 pm: Linda Gordon, author of Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits
- 8 pm: Litquake’s Barbary Coast Award Honoring Amy Tan
10 am-12 noon
Join twelve Bay Area children’s authors, illustrators, poets, and workshop leaders for a morning of readings, discussion, and special workshops designed to help fuel the imagination of kids from kindergarten to 5th grade.
San Francisco Main Library’s Koret Auditorum and Latino Rooms, 100 Larkin Street, San Francisco
John Besh, author of My New Orleans: The Cookbook
Omnivore Books on Food, 3885A Cesar Chavez Street (at Church), San Francisco
Fred Rosenbaum discusses Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews and the San Francisco Bay Area. FULL
The Magnes Museum presents Fred Rosenbaum, author of the newly released Cosmopolitans: A Social and Cultural History of the Jews of the San Francisco Bay Area, and curator of the exhibit Jews of the Fillmore. He will discuss the city’s largest and most vibrant Jewish neighborhood. In its heyday between the wars, the Fillmore was a bastion of Orthodox, socialists, Zionists, and Yiddishists. But it was also an entertainment Mecca for the entire city.
Jazz Heritage Center, 1330 Fillmore Street, San Francisco
Kathleen Kent, author of The Heretics Daughter
Books Inc. in Opera Plaza, 601 Van Ness, San Francisco; (415) 776-1111
Linda Gordon, author of Dorothea Lange: A Life Beyond Limits
Kepler’s Books, 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park
Litquake’s Barbary Coast Award:
An Evening Honoring Amy Tan
Litquake’s third annual Barbary Coast Award for contribution to the Bay Area literary community is presented to Amy Tan, international bestselling author of The Joy Luck Club and The Bonesetter’s Daughter, and member of the all-author band Rock Bottom Remainders. Join us for this highly entertaining tribute-roast with special guests Rabih Alameddine, Sam Barry, mezzo-soprano Zheng Cao, Ben Fong-Torres, Kathi Kamen Goldmark, Andrew Sean Greer, Michael Krasny, Roger McGuinn, Elaine Petrocelli, Armistead Maupin, and, of course, Amy Tan. Music by Los Train Wreck. Book sales and signing to follow.